PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, in agreement with the Chief Elected Official (County Commissioner Sheila Lyons), seeks proposals from experienced organizations to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include career center operations/services to adults, dislocated workers, and youth within the Cape & Islands Workforce Development Region (Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties). The services provided by the One Stop Career Center will be driven by the workforce development needs and expectations of its customers; job seekers and employers. Services offered shall be delivered through a One Stop Delivery system centered in Hyannis, MA, that provides access to citizens across the Cape and Islands Workforce Development Region, while still maintaining a goal of operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. Approximately $2,260,000 in core funding for Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth Framework services is expected to be available in FY18. The winning bidder will be invited to enter into contract negotiations to commence operations on July 1, 2017 (FY18) and final amounts will be contingent upon available funding at that time. Eligible applicants will be defined in the RFP specifications. Proposals submitted for consideration must meet the administrative and programmatic criteria outlined in the RFP. On or after October 17, 2016, bidders may obtain the RFP electronically at http://www.ciwib.org. All proposals must be submitted no later than 12:00 (noon) p.m. on Wednesday February 1, 2017. A Bidders Conference will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10am at Career Opportunities: 372 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Hard copies of the RFP can be picked up at the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, 426 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601. For further information and/or to RSVP to the Bidder’s Conference, send an email to David@ciwib.org.